We can't say for sure, but we've all ideas that Broadcom
has spent the majority of the past month just rolling in dough that's being begrudgingly transferred in from Qualcomm
. During the downtime from that, however, it apparently whipped up three new Bluetooth 3.0
+ WiFi modules designed to bring both connectivity options to netbooks and UMPCs that would otherwise go without. Said cards arrive in half mini-card form, which ought to slide into places where only one or the other used to fit. We're told that the company is now sampling these very chips, with volume production expected to begin in Q3 2009.